2015 Organic Sun and Moon Pinot Noir, Seresin Estate
£ 56.70 GBP
2018 Righteous FG Shiraz,Teusner
Intense black fruits, plum and blueberry aromatics give way to layers of dark chocolate, licorice and warm spices while hints of charcuterie add extra complexity. The fine oak tannins focus in on the palate, driving a line of dark, rich fruit before relaxing in confident fashion to unveil savoury complexity and a long finish.
This both looks and smells dark purple. On the nose, whortleberry, aronia and purple grape at first; revealing nuances of clove, star anise, stargazer lily, musk, leather and iron as it opens in the glass. In the mouth, it is super-refined: intense and concentrated in flavour, while having gorgeous soft succulence of texture. There is a sprinkling of powdery tannin - discernible but oh so delicate. Undoubtedly a great wine, it would be intriguing to watch this evolve for 15 years or longer - but it's oh-so irresistible already. Utterly harmonious. Farvie Syrah is a selection of fruit picked exclusively from the 'morning' side of the vine rows, which ripens more slowly and gently than fruit exposed to the afternoon sun.
Gloriously evocative, fresh aromas of Bramley apple, chervil and a hint of the seaside. An excellent Blanc de Blancs, with the delicacy and vibrancy of this Champagne style, married to the depth, length and complexity that comes from eight years' mellowing. Green apple, lemon zest, rising bread dough and Brie rind. Lovely!
This Barolo, the 'King of Wines, is made from Nebbiolo in Piedmont; it's powerful, concentrated, with classic liquorice, red fruit and perfumed roses. A classic Barolo with aromas of tar and roses convert seamlessly into a powerful, concentrated mouthful.